July 2021 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue




Is Recycling a Waste?

Since China stopped buying America's trash, the economics of recycling don't add up for many Florida communities. Some disillusioned cities are dropping curbside recycling.

Strides in Treatment

The Scott Center, founded on the campus of Florida Tech in 2009, has emerged as one of the state's leading institutions in helping children with autism.

TopRank Florida
350 Biggest Companies

Florida Trend's annual list of the state's 125 biggest public and 225 private companies headquartered in Florida.

125 Biggest Public Companies

Ranked by revenue.

225 Biggest Private Companies

Ranked by revenue.

Economic Backbone

Control Issue

One big threat to cyber-security has nothing to do with software.

Tech Novelty

FIU aims to fill some of the region's thousands of cyber-security vacancies through an apprenticeship program.

Cyber Trends

COVID has brought computer security issues to the forefront.

All Hands on Deck

UWF will lead a coalition charged with filling empty cyber-security jobs.

Cyber Security Around Florida

Cyber-Security for engineers, Cyber High and Job security.


Up Front
Staying Current

My 11 year-old niece is proof that Florida Trend's readers are getting younger.

Dave Krepcho

"Part of the reason I'm in this work is I feel so strongly about helping the underdog."

Editor's Page
Cliff Notes

1/3 of Florida households earn above the federal poverty level, but are still "working poor."

Florida's Legal Leaders

Florida Legal Elite

Florida Legal Elite

Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers.

Profiles in Law
No Immunity from Racism

Jaret Davis, Co-managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Miami

Justice for All

Albert Dotson Jr., Managing Partner, Bilzin Sumberg, Miami

Thinking Bigger

Gary Sasso, President and CEO, Carlton Fields, Tampa

Priorities for the Year Ahead

Mike Tanner, Shareholder, Gunster, Jacksonville

Dealing with Uncertainty

Marie Tomassi, President and managing Shareholder, Trenam Law, St. Pete/Tampa

A Heavy Loss

Mark Proctor, President, Levin Papantonio Rafferty, Pensacola


A Miami entrepreneur wants to teach kids about credit scores and finance.

Around the State

Tech-Driven Hotel

Kayak Miami Beach functions as a test lab an app-based hotel management system.

Top-Dollar Recycling

Brothers introduced online tool to help businesses recycle more effectively.

Casting Call

Life's Rewards TV series doubles as a St Pete/Clearwater marketing tool.

Sustainable Satellites

A Daytona Beach startup is hoping to redefine the satellite industry.

Scooter Zone

Jacksonville launched a one-year dockless mobility pilot program in March.

Clean Team

FAMU-FSU researcher has received a $1.4 million federal grant.

Access Earlier Issues

Florida Business News

  • Florida’s population boom drives bigger hurricane losses, despite tougher building codes

    Florida leads the nation in strict building codes, and the decades of hard work have paid off in the increasing number of homes and buildings that survive each time a hurricane slashes the state. But all those hard-won gains have been undermined by the explosion of growth along the coast.

  • Business BeatBusiness Beat - Week of September 29th

    Get top news-to-know with Florida Trend's headline-focused video news brief, hosted by digital content specialist Aimée Alexander.

  • Enterprise Florida exiting

    The doors are ready to close on Enterprise Florida, the business-recruitment agency long targeted by state House leaders.

  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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